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The Software Library: Atari Computer

The Atari 8-bit family is a series of 8-bit home computers introduced by Atari, Inc. in 1979 and manufactured until 1992. All are based on the MOS Technology 6502 CPU running at 1.79 MHz, roughly twice that of similar designs, and were the first home computers designed with custom co-processor chips. This architecture allowed the Atari designs to offer graphics and sound capabilities that were more advanced than contemporary machines. Overall, the Atari 8-bit computer line was a commercial success, selling two million units during its major production run between late 1979 and mid-1985, putting its sales on par with machines like the Sinclair ZX Spectrum and TI-99/4A.

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Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Games and entertainment software for the Atari 8-bit family. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser. More titles are added frequently, and users are encouraged to donate newly found floppy disk images and programs.
Atari 8-Bit Library: Pool Disks
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Floppy disks from various user groups and collections, assembled on the "Pool CD-ROM" for Atari. These variant floppy disks are provided as executable examples in this set. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser. More...
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
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Applications for the Atari 8-bit family of computers. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser. More titles are added frequently, and users are encouraged to donate newly found floppy disk images and programs.
Atari 8-Bit Library: Demos
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45,061
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Atari 8-bit computer demo disks, including graphics and sound demos, as well as commercial programs presented in truncated form as a "try before you buy". The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser. More titles are added...
Atari 8-Bit Library: Magazines
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Floppy disk images of Atari Magazine Disks, either floppies included with printed Atari-related publications, or individual floppy images meant to be magazines or publications in themselves. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser....
Atari 8-Bit Library: Educational
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140
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25,992
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Educational software for the Atari 8-bit series. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser. More titles are added frequently, and users are encouraged to donate newly found floppy disk images and programs.
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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M.U.L.E. (1983)(Electronic Arts)(US)
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by A.N.A.L.O.G. Magazine
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A.N.A.L.O.G. (from Atari Newsletter And Lots Of Games) was an American computer magazine devoted to the Atari 8-bit home computer line. It was known for its advanced programs in comparison to most type-in magazines of the era, especially its main rival, ANTIC, another long-lived Atari-specific magazine. ANALOG '​s first issue was released in January/February 1981 and it was published bi-monthly until November/December 1983 and then monthly from January 1984 on, interrupted once for...
Old Hackers Atari User Group Newsletter Disks
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From Atariarchives.org: What is the Old Hackers Atari User Group? This article is excepted from a Current Notes magazine article by Alex Pignato. (May 1993, volume 13, number 4) Due to declining membership, The Ol' Hackers Atari Users Group closed its doors after its final meeting in December 2000. In the Beginning. It started innocently enough. I read a message on a Bulletin Board System (BBS) from another "poor soul" (Kevin Blaes) who was pleading for help so that he could upload...
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Pitfall (1984)(Activision)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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"E.T. Phone Home!" was the home computer game based on the motion picture "E.T.". The design was quite different from the Atari 2600 version and focused on Eliot collecting items for E.T.'s phone system.
Topic: e.t.
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Hacker (1985)(Activision)
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Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Chris Crawford
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Scram is a game designed by Chris Crawford for the Atari 800 and released by Atari. Written in Atari BASIC, Scram utilized differential equations to simulate reactor behavior. In the game, the player controlled the valves and switches of a nuclear reactor directly with the joystick. Occasionally, earthquakes would occur and the player would analyze the heat readings and dispatch repair crews to the affected area of the plant. The game display showed a schematic-like representation of a light...
( 1 reviews )
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Star Raiders (1979)(Atari)(US)
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Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Developed by Epyx, Inc. Released 1983 Also For Apple II, Commodore 64, PC Booter, Wii | Combined View Genre Action Perspective Platform Description Jumpman is a bomb disposal expert. He is called on to save the Jupiter headquarters after the evil Alienators invade it and booby-trap its 30 levels. In this early platform game, the titular hero must find his way around each screen, collecting every bomb. There are platforms and ladders to use, and a jet booster to propel you up the screen. However...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Dig Dug (1983)(Atari)(US)[req OSb]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Boulder Dash (1984)(First Star Software)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Demos
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Super Boink (19xx)(Bob Armour)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Montezuma's Revenge (1984)(Parker Brothers)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Bruce Lee (1984)(Datasoft)(US)[a2]
( 1 reviews )
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
by Frank Ostrowski
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Disc-based implementation of BASIC, reported to run programs at three times the speed for Atari BASIC and include additional commands for graphics, sounds, and structured programming.
Topics: basic, programming language
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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River Raid (1983)(Activision)(US)[cr Piratesoft]
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Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Alternate Reality - The City (1985)(Datasoft)(US)[Character Disk]
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Track & Field (1984)(Atari)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Donkey Kong (1983)(Atari)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
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Batch File Menu v1.0 (1989-03-28)(Ward, Jeff)[k-file]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
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810 Master Disk DOS 2.0s (1980)(Atari)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
by Will Harvey
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Music Construction Set (MCS) is a music composition notation program. It was originally developed in 1984 for the Apple II, and quickly ported to other systems of the era. It was designed and developed by Will Harvey and published by Electronic Arts. Harvey designed and programmed the original Apple II version of the game in assembly language when he was 15 and in high school. Though it is entertainment software, strictly speaking it is not a game, though it is often lumped together with them....
Topic: music composition, construction set
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Ghostbusters (1984)(Activision)(US)[cr MBsoft - HH]
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Space Invaders (1980)(Atari)(US)[k-file]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
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VisiCalc 1.74A (1980)(Software Arts)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
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Atari 800 Basic v1.0 (1981)(Microsoft)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Basketball (1979)(Atari)(US)[k-file]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Blue Max (1983)(Synapse Software)(US)[a]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Pole Position (1983)(Atari)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Decathlon (1984)(Activision)(US)
Atari Bit Byter User Club - PD Disks: Song of the world. A sound demo, that plays lots of songs
The Software Library: Atari Computer
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Mr. Robot II (1989)(Mirek M.).atr
The Software Library: Atari Computer
by Russ Wetmore
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The source code for the Atari 8-bit computer game Sea Dragon, released with the permission of the author.
Topics: Sea Dragon, source code, Atari 800, Atari 400, atari 8-bit, Adventure International, Russ Wetmore
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Missile Command (1981)(Atari)(US)[k-file]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
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Turbo-Basic XL 1.5 (1985)(Ostrowski, Frank)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Crossfire was an arcade-style game with many similarities to the arcade game Targ. Players moved their ship through a grid with new enemies appearing at the edges.
Topic: shooter
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
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Glyph Font Editor v1.0 (1991)(Atari Zone Technology)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Montezuma's Revenge (1983)(Utopia Software)(US)(proto)[k-file]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Goonies, The (1985)(Datasoft)(US)
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ET Phone Home! (1983)(Atari)(US)[no SIO patch]
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Las Vegas Casino (1988)(Zeppelin Games)(GB)
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Fort Apocalypse (1982)(Synapse Software)(US)
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Frogger (1983)(Parker Brothers)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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M.U.L.E. (1983)(Electronic Arts)(US)[h]
( 1 reviews )
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Centipede (1982)(Atari)(US)
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Atari Music (1979)(Atari)
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Arcanoid IV (1988)(Rambit)(pl)[k-file]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Star Wars - The Arcade Game (1984)(Parker Brothers)(US)[k-file]
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Centipede (1982)(Atari)(US)[a][k-file]
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Micro League Baseball (1984)(Micro League Sports Association)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Alley Cat (1985)(SynSoft)(GB)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
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DOS 2.1c (1980)(Atari)[m L.J. Silver]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Robbo (1989)(L.K. Avalon)(PL)[k-file]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Educational
by CBS Software
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Sesame Street Letter-Go-Round (1984)(CBS Software)(US)[k-file]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Gyruss (1984)(Parker Brothers)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Nu, Pogodi! (1998)(Datri Software)(CZ)(PD)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
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Warp Speed DOS 7 (1985)(Happy Computers)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Jerkoff Junior (1983)(Kloey Detect)[Jumpman Jr hack][k-file]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Demos
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Atari Girls (19xx)(-)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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International Karate (1986)(System 3 Software)(GB)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Wizard of Wor (1981)(Roklan)(US)[k-file]
The Software Library: Atari Computer
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Preliminary Monty (1983)(Utopia).atr
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Redhead's Revenge (19xx)(-)[PCS]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
by LCSI
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Atari implementation of the LOGO programming language featuring turtle graphics.
Topics: LOGO, programming language.
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
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KSS-Paint (1985)(KSS)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Cloak and Dagger (1984)(Atari)(US)(proto)
( 1 reviews )
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Volleyball (1981)(SoftSide Publications)(US)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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Tapper (1984)(Sega)(US)
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Ms. Pac-Man (1983)(Atari)(US)[t]